Nebraska Revised Statute 72-273

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72-273. Wind energy or solar energy agreement; prior lease; effect on rights; compensation for damages.

(1) If an agreement relating to wind energy or solar energy is authorized by the board on land already being leased for agricultural or other purposes by a prior lessee, the existing rights of the prior lessee shall not be impaired, and the board shall reduce the rental amount due from such prior lessee in proportion to the amount of land that is removed from use as a result of the agreement.

(2) A lessee for agricultural or other purposes shall be compensated for all damages to personal property owned by such lessee or to growing crops, including grass, caused by operations under a concurrent agreement regarding such land for wind energy or solar energy purposes, and the board shall require the lessee under the agreement to provide such insurance and indemnity agreements which the board determines are necessary for the protection of the state and its lessees.

(3) If an agreement relating to wind energy or solar energy is authorized by the board on land concurrently being leased for agricultural purposes, the lessee for agricultural purposes shall have priority as to the use of the water on the land, but lessees for other purposes, including parties to agreements relating to wind energy or solar energy, shall be allowed reasonable use of the water on the land.

Source

    Laws 2010, LB235, § 4;
    Laws 2012, LB828, § 14.